Science and Wonder

Ideas for Inquisitive Kids

Museums, Fossils, Egyptians, Knights, Computers, Science

DNA and Gravity were discovered in Cambridge, making it a great place for kids with inquisitive minds

Lions Fitzwilliam Museum

History, Earth Sciences

The Fitzwilliam Musem is a fantastic place to take the kids. There are 30 galleries on two main levels. The ancient world is a favourite with my kids. See engraved fantastical animals. 

Just a short walk away, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is one of the most important collections in this area in the UK, and covers 2 million years of human history. 

Visit the Round Church in the city centre and look up at the figures on the ceiling. The angels are playing different instruments. Imagine, this Church has stood for nearly 900 years!

The Sedgewick Musem of Earth Sciences has over 2 million fossils, minerals and rocks. Spot the bronze statue of Adam Sedgwick inside. He holds his geological hammer in one hand, and in another, a fossil. This contains a trilobite, which is half a billion years old. 

Stars, Computers

The Institute of Astronomy on Madingley Road has public open evenings , on certain days, Covid restrictions permitting. If your older child might be the next Brian Cox then this is the outing for you! Click here for their website.

The Tech Studio runs courses for teens and kids in Cambridge, worth a look to learn about Python or multi-media. Click here for details.

The Cambridge Youth Panel has given out hundreds of refurbished computers locally, amazing work. Click here to find out more.

If you want to learn what your Dad/Mum played on – like PacMan then visit the very interesting Centre for Computing History. Click here for information.

TO NOTE: Due to Covid restrictions most of the museums will need to be booked in advance. Please click the link here to book ahead or check out their individual websites.

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